Kiss Seasonal Blues Goodbye With Light Therapy

Most of us have stood in awe of a beautiful sunrise at dawn, filled with peace, tranquility and an eagerness to begin a productive day. But long winters of grey skies, rain, snow and sleet with no sign of the energizing sun can also have a serious impact on a person’s mental state. When “the… Read more


How To: Install a Wall Mounted Sconce

On this week’s blog, we give you all the steps you need to install an A-19 ceramic wall sconce.  The directions are pretty straight-forward and hassle-free, and can be applied to other wall sconces such as those from Justice Design Group.  Both manufacturer’s products are available for sale via the Louie Lighting website.   For… Read more


LED Bulbs – The Smarter Lighting Solution

Energy experts know that the incandescent bulb has gone the way of the dinosaur. In fact, in 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which requires that all light bulbs sold on the market have a 30 percent increase in efficiency over today’s standard incandescent bulbs by 2014. Though this law won’t prevent… Read more


How Halloween and Jack o’ Lanterns Go Hand In Hand

May Jack-o-lantern’s burning bright Of soft and golden hue Pierce through the future’s veil and show What fate now holds for you. What image spring to mind when you think of the term “jack-o’-lantern”? Jack o’ lanterns have a surprising and enchanted history. The term itself makes you ask questions. “Who is this Jack, why… Read more


Video Blog: Installing An Entryway Light

On today’s blog, we highlight a project you can do yourself – installing an outdoor entryway light. Entry lighting is an essential addition to any home. Exterior entry lighting should enhance your home’s architecture, increase security and visibility by illuminating vital areas, and improve safety by acting as a guide. However, with so many lighting… Read more


Festive Fall Lighting Ideas

Many of us get excited to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but why should our homes miss out on the sheer delight and beauty of Fall colors for the rest of the season? If you love pumpkins, the warmth of gold and rust tones and ever-changing leaves, consider decorating with autumn-themed accessories this season. Some… Read more


The Ultimate Bedroom Lighting Guide

A bedroom should be a peaceful retreat, conducive to relaxation and tranquility, but also functional. Below we have gathered the most helpful ideas along with examples of some quality fixtures to consider when lighting your ideal dreamland. Color and Track Lighting Darker colors can make a bedroom feel small and constrictive, while light-colored walls do… Read more

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Common Lighting Terms Explained

Shopping for new lighting fixtures for your home or business can be exciting. Most of us are preoccupied with thoughts of how the lighting fixtures will perfectly reflect our tastes as well as what items will be affordable and yet still make the right statement.  We also want lighting fixtures that provide an aesthetic that… Read more


Garage Lighting Made Easy

The garage’s original purpose – protecting vehicles – has been transformed. Families inevitably use their garage as an additional storage,  work stations, and hobby/entertainment areas. Proper lighting is necessary to make the garage functional and complimentary to any equipment and the overall garage design. Now we have a multitude of lighting options to select from… Read more


The Problems With Light Pollution

Look up at the sky tonight in your town. Odds are it will be almost completely devoid of stars. This is the product of light pollution and urbanization. Since human beings are used to dwelling in the sun’s light, we have essentially engineered the dark to surround ourselves with light during nighttime hours. What exactly… Read more

Tree Silhouette Against Starry Night Sky